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ft ' V- " M . " i &-;v y VOL. X. THOMPSO NVILLE, CONNf THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3, 1889. NO. 21. '^aija! litsiuisss JjKr«fttaJ>. |[fft<tl Jjlttaittm Jjftttttwg. Physicians and Surgeons. EF. PARSONS, M. D., PHYSICIAN • ANI) SURGEON.—Residence and Office No. 45 Pearl Street, Tliompsonville, Conn. Counected by Telephone. No. of Calls. Office hours—8.00 to 9.00 a. m.; 12.00 to 3.00, and 6.00 to 7.30 p. m. 0 CULIST AND AURIST. J.C. MITCHIE,M.I)., SPECIALIST IN DISEASES OF THE EYE, EAK,THI:OAT AND NOSE. CATARRII AND CATARRHAL DEAFNESS. Eves tested for Glasses. Office-Room 10, Gill's Art Building, Springfield, Mass. Dentistry. EO. WILBUR, DENTIST.—OFFICE • Hours at Thompsonville, 8.30 to 11.30 a. m. and 7.00 to 9.00 p. m.— Saturdays all day. At 26 Pratt St., Hartford, 1.00 to 4.30 p. m., Saturdays excepted. • Artificial Crowns a Specialty. B. II. THORNTON, Mausley's Block, Main street, Thompson-ville, Conn. FIRST-CLASS WORK—LOWEST PRICES. Hair Dressing and Sliaving. MICHAEL DONLON, HAIR DRESSER. Fred. F. Smith's old stand, under Thompsonville Hotel, Tliompsonville, Ct. All branches of the business done in an artistic manner. Please give me a call. Attorney at Law. JOHN HAMLIN, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Mrs.Simpson's block, Jlaln St„ ThompsonTllle.Ct. Jgp" Pensions obtained and Government Claims prosecuted. ^"Particular attention given to Increase Pensions. Every pensioner whose disabilities have increased is entitled to an increase of pension. Tailoring. W ANDRE, Custom Tailor.—Gent's • garments of every description cut and made to order; also Cleaning, Dyeing and Repairing done. Mrs. Simpson's block, Main St., Tliompsonville, Conn. Meat and Fish Markets. BENJAMIN BRIGHT, DEALER IN Beef, Pork, Mutton, Lamb, Poultry, Tripe, Ham, Lard, &c. German Sausage, from the best New York makers, kept constantly on hand. All kinds of Meats in their season at lowest cash prices. Main street. Thompsonville, Conn Music, Etc. ! p^sll'one—two instruments - : ' in a single case. T. I». ABBE CFC SON, Thompsonville, Conn. T-RA. P. .A T iT iEIXT, Teacher of Music, Lindsey's Block (Room 1), Thompsonville, Conn. Also agent for the Finest PIANOS and ORGANS sold in this vicinity. Can refer to scores of purcliui-ers. Musical merchandise of every description on hand, or obtained at short notice. ~ " !r i '' " ' t i l * W i nAJREHOtJsEPonJT—6.11, 7.28, 9.53 a.m.; 12.20, 3.28, 4.59, 7.10, 8.53 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.16, 7.33, 9.58 a. m.; 12.25, 3.33, 5.04, 7.15, 8.58 p. m. WINDSOR—6.27, 7.45, 10.10 a. m.; 12.37, 3.45, 5.17, 7.25, 9.10 p. in. DESSLOW KING, —TEACHER OF— Piano-forte, Organ Playing & Harmony. Address P. O. Box 462, Thompsonville, ----- Conn. Printers and Publishers. THE PARSONS PRINTING COM-pany, Steam-Power Printers, and Publishers of THE THOMPSONVILU: PRESS, opposite the depot, Thompsonville, Conn. Miscellaneous. A. R. LEETE, UNDERTAKER and EMBALMER, 45 AND 47 MAIN ST., THOMPSONVILLE, . . . CONN. gggp" Telephone connections direct with store. %sf'. CHARLES E. PRICE, AGENT.—Dealer in Wood and Coal. Wood a specialty— Chips for sale. Moving and heavy tsatning lone on reasonable terms. Thompsonville, Conn. JAMES WATSON. GRAIN, MEAL and Feed for sale at reasonable prices. Custom grinding done at the usual rates, k full supply always on hand. Main street, ThompsonviHe, Conn. ftgF-Cnstom grinding done also at the North mill, on Springfield road. N. P. PALMER, PHOTOGRAPHER, Thompsonville, - Conn. PI0TUEE FRAMES OF ALL KINDS. Views of ^Residences made to order. Copying, Enlarging and Finishing in Ink, Water Colors and Crayons a specialty. Lightning, and later processes used daily at my studio. * ; Sittings made in cloudy or rainy weather JAMES & F. E. ELY, i*-> FIRE INSURANCE AGENT, sgg tSSSBS ^THOMPSONVILLE, CONN. « Insurance placed at the lowest rates, pud louse* promptly paid by the follow- Ring first-class companies: JITNA, HARTFORD, PHCENIX, NORTH BRITISH and MERCANTILE : FIRE ASSOCIATION of Philadelphia; NIAGARA and CONTINENTAL of N. Y. MP» The attention of investors is called . to the Loans of the Iowa Mortgage C~ 'MfSpercent, interest guaranteed) on Fai '§|§|j,ands in amounts from $300 to $5,000. Also, agent for Canard tod Allan lines ^3gof steamers. 4#, jpall particulars on application to : g&r as. :eix*",sr\ Aseut, Town Clerk'* Office, Banks and Banking. 'HE R. D. & R0BT. E. SPENCER CO., BANKERS. Commenced business September 8, 1887. Capital, $25,000 ROB'T. E. SPENCER, C J. W. GRAHAM, ASST. C OFFICE nouRS, 9.30 A. M. to 12.00 M. ; 1.30 to 3.30 l'. M. Transact business similar to any National bank. Deposits received subject to check on sight. Sell Non-Taxable 7 per cent, guar-teed Real Estate Securities. Deposits in Savings Department draw interest from the first of each month. THE R,D. & ROBT. E.SPENI NOTE.—We are doing a safe, increasing, paying business. I am responsible for all transactions, and oversee all negotiations. I respectfully request business relations with merchants and individuals of this town. R. D. SPENCER. Thompsonville, Conn. Railroads. N EW YORK, NEW HAVEN & HARTFORD RAILROAD. JUNE 20, 1889. Trains leave Springfield,Going South,for NEW YORK—Express trains at 1.58, 2.08 (daily, except Monday), 7.50, 11.45 a. m.; and L58 p. m.; also 1.58 a. m. Sundays, and 6.33 p. m daily, including Sundays. FOB NEW HAVEN—Accommodation trains connecting withexpress trains 1'orNew York, at 5.45, 7.00,9.25and 11.50a..m; 3.00, 4.30, 6.40 and 8.25 p. m. Sundays Only—Accommodation for New Haven at 7.30 a. m. LONGMEADOW—5.52, 7.09,9.34,12.00 a.m.; 3.09, 4.39, 6,49, 8.84 p. m. - THOMPS.oijviLtE-r-6.0i, 7.18, 9.43 a. m,; 12.09$-3.18, .4.48, 6.59..8,43 p. Trains leave Hartford, Going North, for SPRINGFIELD, Boston, Albany, Northampton, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Montreal, and all points on the Connecticut River line—Express trains at 1.47 a. m. (daily,except Monday;, 2.20 . m. (daily) aud 11.38 a. m. (local express); 12.05, 2.20 and 6.50 p. m. (daily) ; accommodation trains at 5.55, 8.03 and 9.26 a. m.; 1.35, 4.40, .20, 9.35 and 11.25 p. in. WINDSOR—6.10, 8.18, 9.40, 11.51 a. m.; 1.50, 4.53, 6.35, 9.48, 11.39 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS—6.23, 8J.29, 9.53 a. m.; 12.02, 2.03, 5.07,6.46, 9.59, 11.52 p.m. WAREHOUSE POINT—6.29, 8.34, 9.58 a.m.; 2.09, 5.12, 6.51, 10.04, 11.58 p. m. ENFIELD BRIDGE—12.03, 6.35, 8.39, 10.03 a. m.; 2.14, 5.17, 6.55, 10.08, p. m. THOMPSONVILLE—12.08, 6.41, 8.44, 10.08 a. m.; 12.14, 2.19, 5.22; 7.00, 10.13, p. m. LONGMEADOW—12.16, 6.51, 8.52, 10.16 a. m.; 2.28, 5.32, 7.08, 10.21 p. m. SUFFIELD BRANCH. SUFFIELD TO WINDSOR LOCKS—7.10 9.30 a. m.; 1.40, 4.30, 6.10 p. m. WINDSOR LOCKS TO SUFFIELD—8.15, 10.12 a. m.; 2.04, 5.08, 6.48 p. m. J®1*Pocket TIME TABLES can be obtained from the Ticket Agents at stations. CALL AGAIN. -DEALER IN-GROCERIES, BOOTS, SHOES, DRY GOODS. .COFFEES,and;,: iV'vU/ 5'" } SPICES. f , <!%s ^ i : ' . • *-*4: . ' • We use the greatest care In the selec- Our Butter, Cheese and Eggs are the best the market affords* ^ IIS ' We keep the Best FlyOUR in the market. Our prices for the quality of goods ,-defy r.cpmpg|ltion. : ISf • . Jgg3* Orders taken ana goods delivered promptly at all times. ! Headquarters at the -lit' 8. H. .NEEtANS, aj* Proper. Once more the sheltering caves at twilight hour, Protecting, seem to shield with loving care God's blessed gifts to thankless, selfish men, The dear old home, the roof-iree and the hearth; We love too late the happiness they give; We gain the world and lose the path to heaven Which God has blessed and blesses every day. The evening falls o'er valley, dale and hill; A glory in the west the sun sinks down, And paints the landscape far and near in tints Of which a painter dreams, but ne'er attains. Once more I stand beside the hawthorn hedge And like a thirsty man drink in the scene Where each familiar object seems a friend As if the whole wide world could give me naught Worth half as much as being home again: Home, home again, from many wanderings In foreign lands, 'mid people strange, and tongues Whose unknown accents have no sound as sweet— Though Italy-should lend her mellow voice- So, precious to my hungry, yearning heart, As that one simple word, Ilome, Home. Oh I from that word what worlds of love flow out, And like a glory rouud this cartk of ours Binds nations' hearts, makes their pulse beat high, When we but utter that sweet word of home. The dear old lioigp where childhood's happy days Were passed; where?^-^pod ripened year by year, Made better, brighter, pureP«^>*,he touch Of those whose love has made us what we are, And shown us in their holy, blessed lives The path to heaven, unto the throne of God. $torg. THE PASS-WORD. A STORY OF THE LATE WAR. I was stationed at Winchester, Va., as one of the officers of the post. The commandant was a genial gentleman of the volunteer force. He had been brought up in mercantile life, and of course had hud but little experience in military affairs. His intelligence in general matters was fully up to the average, and his courage was undoubted, for, young as he was, he had been several times under fire, and had always behaved gallantly. It was known that Stonewall Jackson, with a considerable body of cavalry and infantry, and a very large supply of artillery for that section, was on his march to the valley. We could hear from him occasionally at various points. Now and then reports reached us of his successful dashes. We were placed, unfortunately, under the disadvantages of being surrounded by citizens to whom Jackson was the acknowledged hero and idol. He was almost woushiped by sinner and saint alike. "Wait till Jackson comes," said one old gray-beard, as he leaned on his cane. They threaten to . burn Winchester," was the news brought in one day by one of our soldiers. . -^'They can't do/it^hile StonewallrJack-. stander. "Why not?" "His prayers will save us." And that is the sort of hero he was— mighty in prayer, and I believe the people thought more of that than they did of his battles. They seemed to have perfect faith in his Christian character, as indeed they might, for, leaving entirely out of the question his power as a military leader, he was a good man. The great want of our army at this point was artillery. We had muskets enough, sabers enough, horses and men enough for immediate defense. But in long range guns we were lamentably deficient. We knew that if Jackson should sweep up the valley with his large pack of Napoleons, our infantry, unprotected by any fortification, would be at his mercy. Every movement we made was likely to be discovered, and the information of it quickly furnished to the advancing general. Even the pretty, delicate boarding-school misses were ready to do daugerous duty, and in some cases did good service to their cause. It was a glorious day when one morning I sallied from my quarters. Winchester was full of gardens, and the trees were bright with birds, which sang unchecked by any fear of approaching danger. Very leisurely I went to the office of the commandant of the post. Everything was arranged according to usual military precision. The officer was seated at his desk in his inner room. Opposite him sat a stranger, a beautiful young lady, dressed for a journey, and who was evidently using all her fascinations to attract and hold his attention. By her side was a'youthful looking officer in the Union dress, who evidently was schooling himself to composure. Mj* suspicions were at once aroused that he was not what he seemed. The appearance of the lady was very striking. She was gesticulating gracefully as she continued her conversation with our commandant. Over her handsome face flitted bewitching smiles. But there was a fixedness of purpose In her manner, a calm composure, approaching at times to sternness, that was not altogether congenial with the buoyancy and flippancy of her general bearing and speech. She was intensely earnest in her appeals to the commandant, and at times appeared to be tenderly and coquettishly beseeching a favor, which he seemed to hesitate to grant. The. officer who accompanied her sat silent in his chair, idly taming his cap In his hands, and looking on the road with such a strange expression that it clearly proved him,to be out of Iieadquarters and od .a contemplated journey. - A horse and light Virginia carryall, with seats for two persons, was standing at the door, guarded by an orderly. The curtains of the carriage were drawn closer* ly down and securely fastened. The commandant at length rose from his table, and giving me an intelligent glance, we passed together into an. adjoining private room. The moment: we re^chedit he brokethe silence. ose wejioid a council of war, l^s^bss to me. Here is this young woman sent to me from Harper's Ferry by ibe commandant there, with a request that she be permitted to. lines to the front. She has bei in charge of this Union paper* and answers seem all rigt her papers are all straight. She is ous of going to visit her kindred, medicine and clothing for the sick needy Confederates among them. I .caused the carriage to be tho searched,and find nothing at all there. As an action with Jackson impending, my intuitions impel me to tain the young lady till the battle is cided. But my benevolence prompts to send her forward with her What is your opinion?" "That your duty as a soldier is mount," said I, respectfully. "I ~ pressed as you do. Like you also, I the promptings of humanity, and on account would like to see the young passing our lines; but I cannot overcSj^ the suspicion that under her fair exterfpr she may be a Confederate spy." ' f"vf "That's the way it strikes me, sponded the commandant; "butl j that her papers, after having been esfe ined and indorsed at Harper's Ferry. been re-examined at Martinsbnrg. gentleman who is with her has the ofl Union commission. They both tel same story. I have examined the riage, and find nothing contrabanc war." "My opinion is," I added, "that handsome young woman herself is d edly contraband of war." "She is decidedly beautiful," respo! the commandant, quickly. He was ( young, and might perhaps be excused saying it. "Do you know," he wen "she reminds me of a lady frife^d at ho an innocent, charming creature, and;: of the most elegant women I ever saw "Pardon me, commandant," said I, ing the gravity of the situation, "b1 must not allow ourselves to set against duty." "No, no," he replied, "by no mean am more inclined than ever to\di them—though if she hasn't seen an. lid mother for seven months—we!) hard. Suppose you step out to ttie riage and overhaul its content^ closely." "With pleasure," I said. I passed out to the carriage, &n$||j the help of the orderly, opened, t fitting curtains and searched everyj it. There was nothing of an object|| character to be found, and I so rf~ to the commandant. On re-entering the office to port I saw that the lovely yoi^#. talking eagerly, and was app? sympathies of the too impreissitij}€ She had drawn her chair tfr his s1 was looking in his'<face 1 Ld-le, Half .an hour later, on a commanding hill overlooking the whole field of action, we could see through our glass Stonewall Jackson sitting like an iron statue on his iron gray horse, his slouched hat drawn or fallen partially over his left eye, surveying the movements of his troops. Not far off, and waving her handkerchief in the direction of the late Union headquarters, well mounted on a spirited charger, while behind her waved the colors of the victorious forces, was the young lady to whom our commandant had given the fatal pass. It was the daring, handsome spy of the Virginia valley, Belle Boyd. $2.25; 2 years old, H. N. Wardwell §1.25, C. M. Ha- Arthur G. S. & Win. every word she said. The moment I had spoken to; drew up to his table, opened his port and wrote the much coveted pass. (The young lady, on receiving it, bounded from her seat, and then, as I could plainly see, made a strong effort to restrain her gladness. Controlling her steps, she went quietly to the door. Her companion^ followed her with equally suppressed animation, bearing the precious document, which she had immediately passed to him, and that assured them of a safe conduct beyond the Union lines. ! In a moment more we heard the rattle of the wheels in the hard road leading! out of Winchester, directly towards the don-federate headquarters. I was sure of it. The horse, though not much to loohj atj was a thoroughbred. Once on the street he flew over the ground like lightning. They were out of sight even as I looked. "So you found nothing contraband in the venerable Virginia vehicle?" said the commandant, in a somewhat hesitating tone, and moving back and forth uneasily. "There was nothing contraband in the carriage then," I replied; "but I am not as sure about its contents now." "What do you mean?" he inquired. "I mean," said I, "that if there were a Union lady among our acquaintances in Winchester (the officers' wives had been sent away on account of the expected fight), it would have been better to have had the lady herself searched. I am almost sure that papers of importance are secreted in her clothing." The commandant started suddeuly to his feet. . * • - -u r "Too late!" he exclaimed, looking seriously troubled. "I never thought of that. It is my first experience of the kind, and something tells me that I have been deceived," He.sat silent for some moments. At length he spoke. "Danger will probably be upon us to-night. I fear I have sacrificed to the pleasant memories of peace among the absent the stern dttties of war which belong to the present. Call as complete a state of defense as QUE "limited resources would allow. . Next morning, long before the break of day, the shells of Stonewall Jackson's Napoleons: were bursting- in the air over our heads, the fragments carrying death and ruin in our ranks. Our magazine, where onr principal defenses were stored-^ was on fire. 0Qr horses and cattle,taking fright, came stampeding through the town, carrying - conftislon and, uproar along with them. The smoke of oar burn*; ing materials of protection rose thick in the sky, and the streets were' goon so filled that neither men nor horses could be-well distinguished in the darkness; It waft plain that everything had been revealed to Jackson, and he bad ,f»otslost a; moment of active preparation* Som e spy had revealed to him our condition, and h& ; The Union Agricultural Fair. The Union Agricultural Society held its fifty-first annual cattle show and fair at Broad Brook, Wednesday, Sept. 25th. Notwithstanding the occasional drops of rain that fell, a very large number of people were present. The fruit, vegetables and fancy articles were exhibited in a tent on the grounds, which was filled to its utmost capacity with choice exhibits. The exhibits of horses and colts were unusually fine. There were six pairs of driving horses entered; 22 entries of colts and nine entries of saddle horses. There were only 44 yoke of oxen and steers on the grounds, divided as follows: Somers, 21 yoke, five yoke of which were shown by C. M. Havens; East Windsor, 12 yoke; Enfield, 7 yoke, and Ellington 4 yoke, three yoke of which took premiums. There were 4G head of loose cattle shown. Of blood stock, there were 24 head entered. G. II. Sloane showed 6 head of registered Jerseys, and G. S. and W. Phelps showed four fine cows; G. B.Filley showed a herd of nine Durham cows. The list of premiums as reported by the committees was as follows : Farms—John Middleton $8, Milo Hamilton $6, G. H. Sloane $3, Darius Crane '$3, [dis ] Working Oxen—J. A. Kibbe $5, E. J. Wells $3, J. A. Thompson & son, $2. Fat Cattle—Norton Abbe $3, Horatio Kibbe $2. Steers—4 years old, Norton Abbe $5, S. J. Allen $4, C. M. Havens $3; 3 years old, 1). B. Meacham $4.50, L. S. Abbe $3.25, D. B. Pomeroy D.: B. Pomeroy $3.50, $2.25, C. M. Havens vens $1. Draft Oxen—L. S. Abbe $3 Moore $2. Grade Durham Cows—J. A. Thompson & son S3, G. B. Filley $2, G. B. Filley $1. Heifers—Horatio Kibbe $3, James S. Barber #2, Horatio Kibbe 01. Calves—Horatio Kibbe, three calves, jg2.O0. Blood Stock—Jersey Bulls, G.H. Sloane $3, Win. Crane $2, J. D. McKnight $1; Durham Bulls, C. M. Abbe $2, Wm. D. Pomeroy, 3 Devon bulls, (dis.), Jersey Cows—Wm Sf/Phelps, $3, G. h e^dis.),d9I. ; . - - • ~ ~ p h e l p s , Jersey Calves, G. H. Sloane (dis.) $1; Durham, John F. Abbe (dis.), $1. IHorses—Pairs driving horses, G. B. Filley 03, H. C. Parsons $2, F. D. North $1; pairs of colts in harness, Simon Miskill $8, John Roe $2, JabezS. Allen $1; single driving horses, C. A. Arnold §3. Hermon Lovett $2, M. Miskill $1; saddle horses, Gilbert G. Allen 02, C. A. Arnold 01, R. Las-bury 50c; brood mares with colt, A. M. Bancroft 01.50, W. A. Gladding 75c; draft brood mare with colt, Linden S. Abbe 01.50, J. T. McKnight 75c; Colts, 4 years old, H.,W. Kibbe, 02; Francis Allen 01; Colts, 3 years old, Stephen I. Johnson 03, G. H. Sloane 02, E. G. Morton 01; Colts, 2 years^ old, C. H. Tiffany 01.50; Olin Olm-stead 01, Peter Norton 50c; Colts, 1 year old, J. T. McKnight 01.50, Wm. W. Thompson 01. Stallions, Charles Price (dis.), 01.00. Swine—Carlos Bradley 03; sow and pigs, John F. Abbe 02; boar, John F. Abbe (dis.), 01. Poultry—C. A. Thompson, white Plymouth, 75c; F. J. Sheldon,Plynfouth Rocks, (dis.). 75c. Agricultural and Domestic Implements —George Grant, Eureka mower, 02; Geo. Grant, harrow, 01. Agricultural Produce—Carlos Bradley, 60 varieties potatoes,01; E. M. Lamphear, basket of potatoes, 40c; Francis Gowdy, basket of potatoes, 35c; G.S. & W.Phelps, White star potatoes, 30c; J. B. Noble, Early Rose potatoes, 25c; J. C. Miller, sugar pumpkins, 35c; Henry Friey, pumpkins, 20c; F. B. Nangle, Hubbard squash, 30c; B. F. Pinney,Mammoth Chili squash, 50c; C. B. Prior, Col. squash, 40c; J. C.Miller, French turnip, 30c; Fred Fletcher, turnips, 25c; L. S. Allen, cabbage, 40c; F. Allen, cabbage, 30c; L. S. Allen, cucumbers, 20c; S. T. Kimball, collection of tomatoes, 35c; L. S. Allen, cauliflower, 30c; J. T. McKnight, mangel wertzel, 30c; E. J. Prior, citron, 30c; F. J. Sheldon, popcorn, 306; O. S. Wood, pop corn, 50c; J. F. Fitts, corn, 50c; A. J. Terry, Dent corn, 30c; L. S. Allen, Canada corn, 35c; Francis Allen, sweet corn, 30c; Brainard Tiffany, corn 13>£ feet, 30c; Henry Friey, corn, 11 feet, 20c; J. F. Fitts, buckwheat, 40c; C. B. Prior, buckwheat, 30c; Eli G. Stiles, wheat, 40c; J. F. Fitts, wheat, 30c; J. F. Fitts, rye, 40c. Collections of Vegetables—Carlos Bradley 01.50, H. L. Hamilton 01.25, J. F. Fitts, 50c. Domestic Manufactures and Dairy Produce— Mrs John Middleton, loaf cake, 50c; MrsE J Prior, loaf cake, 25c, also cocoa-nut cake, 50c;.' Mrs John Middleton, cocoa-nut cake, 25c; Mrs E J Prior, cij^/mel .cake, 50c; Mrs Eli G. Stiles, raised/pjugh-huts, (special mention) made frQfo grown ou the ftirm, 50c; Mrs Jonfi Mid-aleton, raided doughnuts, 25c; Mrs Fred Fletcher, rye bread, 50c; Mrs Frank Allen, cheese, 50c; Mrs Fred Fletcher, butter, 01; Mrs John Hamilton, butter, 75c; Mrs F A Hamilton, butter, 50c ; Ellington Creamery Co , 01; Riverside Creamery Co., 50c. Special mention, MrsE J Prior showed 18 oz. of butter; niadie. flrom 4>£ spaces^ . Fine Arts aud Fancy Work-—Mrs Etta N Davisr crazy quilt, 50C; Mrs M Doanej pineapple, calico quilt j 25c jMrs J CXuce. Mexican work, 2 pieces, and dog's bead painting, 25c, also Jacob's ladder, 10c; Mfes Mena Struntz,oil painting and scarf, 50c; Mrs Q H Sloane, knit rug,: 25c; Mrs RoHin Blodget, log-cabin quilt, 86c r Mis* Julia Mb; Sloane, crochet yoke, drawn work, plosh banher and tidy, 15c; A E Bridge, scarf, 25c; Anna 8mlth, child s dress crochet, 25c; Fannie Smith, apron, riSn and.crochet, joe; Mrs Julia A Stiles, kiitt capSf knit in 1835, 25c; Mrs. J R Blodget, ftollt, 35e; E G Bridge, lace handkercMef, 236; A.EVBridge, ttdy, 10c; Mra .gli G Prane, sofa pilloiv and pin cushion, 25c j Mw E F 'thompsoni 2 pin-cushions, 10c; Olio was rapidly advancing toward us. The Geo E Allen, silk mittens, 25c; ness, for with the rising of the wwiifcHfc sqn«f his gallant-life set*;' Strnclt in t: breast by the huge fragment of a i found him gasping for breath in the where, he ,had been e**r!«<k " * table sea; 10c; Mrs 2&c; .MfS Ell G also cluster of fern leaves and forget-me-nots, 25c; Miss Hattie Barber, 2 oil paintings and Bolten scarf, 35c; Master H C Ivibbe, age 11 years, painting and pencil work; Mrs Eli G Stiles, rug, 25c; Miss Grace McFall, age 12 years, quilt, consisting of 3,000 pieces, 50c; Mrs Wm Sem-ple, 2 oil paintings, 50c; Miss Hattie Barber, table scarf, 25c; Mrs Sarah Terry, 79 years old, silk quilt,25c; Mrs Frank Hamilton, case of Indian relics,25c; Mrs John Mason, quilt, outlined work, 25c; also sideboard scarf, drawn work, name not known, was very fine; Mrs Elian Abbe, knit rug, 25c; Mrs E J Prior, raveled rug, 10c; Mrs John Mason, knit rug, 10c; Mrs Wm Crane, pine cone thermometer; Miss Fannie Mason, mat, 10c; Mis E J Prior, afghan, 25c; Mrs Chas A Thompson, crazy quilt, 75c; Miss Fannie Mason, 2 handkerchiefs, 25c; Mrs Win Crane, scarf, 10c, also lambrequin and ladle; Miss Edith Snow, chair scarf, drawn work, 25c; Miss Dora Kibbe, pearl painting, 75c; Mrs Chas A Thompson, painted banner, 10c; Miss Lucy Soper, cushion, 10c; Miss Mary Allen, aged 83 years, bed quilt; Miss Carrie Mackey, crochet skirt, 15c; Mrs Wm Crane, painted apron, 25c; Mrs J C Miller, sofa pillow and painting, 25c; Mrs Seth S Allen, comb case and broom, very old; Mrs Rollin Blodget, 2 worsted quilts,25c; Mrs Seth S Allen.plaque of paper flowers, scarf and chair, 100 years old, 25c; Mrs Rollin Blodget, silk rug. 25c. Horticultural Products—Geo C Whiton, 16 varieties apples, 01; J T McKnight, 8 varieties apples, 01, also 3 of pears and 2 of quinces and 1 of grapes, 25c; A S Dickinson, peaches; Harlow Martin, 12 varieties of apples, 2 varieties of grapes, 01; Orson West, 7 varieties of apples, 75c; H Friey, 14 varieties of apples, 01, also 6 of grapes; Howard L Hamilton, pyramid of flowers, 01; E B Fitts, apples and grapes, 50c; J T.Fitts, grapes, 25c; Carlos Bradley, 7 varieties of apples, 01, also 4 of pears; F Fletcher, 4 varieties apples, 25c; N A Parsons, 8 varieties apples, 3 grapes, ar.d 1 peaches, 50c; Frank Hamilton, 6 varieties apples, 75c; E F Thompson, 2 varieties apples, 50c; ST Wells, 3 varieties pears, 25c; J B Noble, 3 varieties apples, 25c; 10 G Morton, 8 varieties apples, 75c; J A Thompson and sons, pails cranberries, 25c; Milo Hamilton, pail cranberries, 25c. ALL UNITED UNDER DAVID FOR THE FARMER. LESSON I, FOURTH QUARTER, INTERNATIONAL SERIES, OCT. 6. Throw plenty of dry dirt into the pig pen and on to the floor of the stalls. New land is best adapted to the growth of berries. Constant cultivation also is a desideratum. Don't handle a mow of smoking hay if you have some poor, dry fodder to throw on it to take up the moisture. The Rural New Yorker suggests that one way of breaking up a hen that persists in sitting is to place her in a yard with a harmless dog. It is better to err on the side of allowing corn to get too ripe rather than to put it into the silo too green, is the opinion of the American Dairyman. Waldo F. Brown thinks that no farm should be without at least three good ladders—one long: one that will easily reach to the top of the baro.one of medium length, and a good step-ladder. \ The potato crop of New England and New York has beeii seriously damaged by rot and blight. There is a good prospect, however, of an average crop in the country at large, while in Cauada and the Provinces a large yield is reported. "A frequent chauge of diet is necessary to the health and best growth of the pig," says D. L. Thomas, president of the National Swine Breeders' association. He claims that much loss from what is commonly known as cholera may be avoided by care and mixed diet, or change of diet. In transplanting trees, all the roots which may have become bruised or broken in the process of lifting should be cut clean away behind the broken part, as they then more readily strike out new roots from the cut parts. In all such cases the cut should be a clean sloping one, and made in an upward and outward direction. Henry Ward Beecher, the famous preacher and fancy farmer, claimed to have solved the problem of getting rid of the Canada thistle. He said: The only way to exterminate the weed is to plant it for a crop and propose to make money out of it. The worms will gnaw it, bugs will bite it, beetles will bore it, spiders will web it, birds will peck it, heat will scorch it, cold will freeze it, rains will drown it, and mildew and blight will cover it. No matter how small the village, there are probably some men in it who keep horses or cows, and do not have any use for manure. It can often be bought by near-by farmers at cheaper rates than they can make manure in their own barn-yards. Manure in large cities is mostly gobbled up by market gardeners, who often pay much more than farmers can afford; but the country village supplies can be fairly claimed by farmers who live in the neighborhood. It is bad practice to pasture mowing lands at all in our climate, and although there is a strong temptation to do it where pastures are short, the prudent farmer will resort to almost any shift to keep his cattle in condition and the flow of milk good, rather than pasture the mowing fields. Many farmers are now in the habit of feeding cows in the barp when the pastures are short, using ensilage, or green, freshly cut corn, clover or any other fodder that may be in season; this is far better than to turn the cattle into the mowing fields. The felloes of most farm wagons have the paint nearly if not quite worn off. One or two coats of paint should be applied,, or, in the absence of paint,apply oil,either boiled or raw. letting tbe wheels stand a few days before using. JPfty cents' worth of paint applied to a much used set of wagon wheels every..year, will -save se^- erai dollars a yeirt itt the wear of wheels and tire setting. Implements should also receive their share.of paint and oil. Paint all wood and iron work, oiling all the bright, polished surfaces, such as the Wearing snr&ces of ploughs and cultivators. Baw«ii-tttKij|liSi whether of wood or tin, should be painted every three years,, .both, inside and oat, v Tinmen and trough* on the inside, but with tb<? poorly tinned iftw that they uae, *uch advice Is d^rde^ly wtong. Tin gutters and vi— roofs shouldbe painted frequenUy.^r-K phto.1 L "Then came all the tribes of Israel to David unto Hebron." After the death of Saul aud bis sons, as recorded in the last lea-son, the way seemed open fur David to the throne to which he had bee years before, and for which he had so patiently waited; not talcing matters into his own hands and ridding himself of his enemy as he might have done on several occasions, but calmly waiting God's own time and way. 2. "When Saul was king over us, thou wast he that leddest out and broughtest in Israel." They remembered how David, and not Saul, slew Goliath and delivered them from the Philistines, and how David afterwards led forth so successfully the armies of Israel (I Sain, xviii); but the wonder is that they did not think of this sooner. "And the Lord said to thee, Thou shalt feed my people Israel, and thou shalt be a captain over Israel." Why, then, not carry out the Lord's wishes long ere this? Let the questions come home. We know that the rightful kittg of all this earth is Jesus, heir of all things; that He shall be king over all the earth; that to Him all kings shall fall down, and all nations serve Him (Heb. i, 2; Zech. xiv, 0); we know also that Zion cannot be rebuilt till the fullness of the Gentiles be come in, and the Lord appear in His glory (Rom. xi, 25; Ps. cii, 16); aud we know that tho will of the Lord is that the Gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations, that thus the end may come (Matt, xxiv, 14); knowing these things, why does not every church, and every individual lieliever, rise up and do something to hasten the time when Jesus shall be king over all tho earth, by striving to their utmost to preach the Gospel to every creature? You answer. 3. "They anointed David king over Israel.'" So the Lord had decreed, and so it finally came to pass, for every purpose of the Lord shall be performed. David does not upbraid them because of their delay, nor complain of their past treatment, but meekly makes a league with thom before the Lord. He sees God, and not men, and is still. 4. "David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years.1' Then all his rejection, humiliation and .sufferings came to him as a young man; so it was also with Jesus our Saviour and coming King. Young men and women are apt to think it hard to have to suffer and be humiliated; let them remember David and Jesus, and that it is written, "It is good for a man that he bear the yoke in his youth." 5. "In Hebron • • • seven years and six months, aud in Jerusalem * * * thirty-three years." It is very profitable in Bible study to associate places with the even to which occurred there. Hebron, a city of Judah, some twenty miles south of Jerusalem, will ever be a delightful place to the Bible student, not only because of David's two anointings and his seven years' reign, but also because of its earlier associations with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Joshua and Caleb; „ the dust of; the patriarchs, aud froth the cave of Mach-pelabshall yet ctoine forth their glorified bod-, ies. Jerusalem, of all cities that have ever been or ever will be, stands first; there our Lord was crucified, there His precious blood flowed forth, in Pilate's hall, in Gethsemane and on Calvary, there He was buried and there He rose from the dead; from thence He ascended to the right hand of God. and thither He shall return in power and glory to rebuild Zion. make Jerusalem His throne, and con-sequeutly the capital of the whole earth. (Ps. cii, 16; Jer. iii, 17, 18.) 6. "^.nd the king and his men went to Jerusalem with the Jebnsites." The old name of Jerusalem was Jebus; it was a great stronghold, and we read that neither the children of Judah nor Benjamin could drive out the inhabitants, but they were allowed to dwell there with Israel. (1 Chron. xi, 4. 5; Josh, xv, «8; Judges i, 21.) This was a standing disgrace to Israel during all their history since Joshua led them into the land up to this time; and now, when David determines to wipe out this disgrace, he is told by these deflers of God and His people that the blind and the lame are able to hold the fort against him. 7-9. "Nevertheless, David took the stronghold of Zion. • • » so David dwelt in the fort and called it the City of David." He who in the name of the God of Israel slew Goliath went forth in the same great name against these enemies of God and proved the faithfulness! of Him who had said "There shall no man be able to stand before thee." (Deut vii,&4.) The Jelmsitea had never before had to contend with one who so relied upon the God of Israel, and therefore they knew not His power, and treated Him and His professed people with contempt. There are in our churches of today, and in the hearts of many who are called Christians, both preachers aud hearers, strong corners which are hold by the enemy, and which ought to be possessed by, the Spirit for the glory of God; but the enemy has so long been permitted to hold undisputed possession that he laughs at any attempt to dislodge him, and so believers and churches are overcome instead of being over comers. 10. "And David went on and grew great, and the Lord God of hosts was with Him." . Going and growing are the two words in tho margin; thus should every believer daily advance, growing in grace-and in the knowledge of our Ixird and Saviour Jesus Christ (II Pet. iii, 1,8). our motto being "still upward, still upward, still upward 1" remembering that every winding about makes an enlarging, and there is always One in the midst (Ezek. xli, 7), or this of Paul: "This one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, 1 press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of Clod in Christ Jesus. " (PhiL iii, IS, 14.) Thus shall our daily life be a going and growing; but we shall never get to it till, like David,. we realize that "The Lord God of hosta is with us," and firmly believing this, seek with the whole heart a more intimate acquaintance with Him, and thus cal^vate a rao?e implicit reliance upon Him. . IL "And;Hiram king of Tyre sent messengers to David, and cedar trees, and carpen tera, and masons; and. thqy built David aa house." Here is a Gentile king and his peo-pfe, coming cheerfully to the king of Israel to do hiin honor; thus shall it be, as. th# prophets everywhere tell us, when the king doin shall have been restored to Israel. 12, "David perceived .that the Lord had established him king over Israel, an£that Hh had exalted his kingdom for Sis people Israel's sake." Notice ih ^hls verae ttvt) things: Firft. that the Lord had dOns it all-, it Was not' DavM% patience or wisdom otr might, but the Lor4 alone that did it all; and, seeondv that it ^as done lor iBs people Israel'ssake. . i-V-v, h SYRUP OF FIGS. SYBOT O» FIOS1 is Natari»?rown tjm< laxative. It is the most easily taken, laind •the most «^tlf« Mmw kno cleanse the system whert 1:bllidiMf W tive; to dispel Ifcaftachea, &>lds !ana 0. venr^ to cure babltftal constipation, fo<j Absolutely Pure. THIS POWDER never varies. 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WILCOX, • Proprietor, Main Street, Thompsonville. eeatton, piles, etc. ^ Manufactured otitf' the California Flic 8jr»p Cov: Tor SOeand il fwtttie,.. . gist, Thompaooville, Crtftr 34G MAIN ST., SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Now in session, with twice the number of students in attendance of any former year. New students received daily. Young men and youug women,educate yourselves for busiHes^ha^payS'^Hu nd r^fcjofcrtipe students are'holding good paying positions. School of Shorthand and Type Writing. Send for illustrated catalogue. THE BEST TIM* fflll My friends and customers of Thompsonville and vicinity, wishing Fine Watch Repairing done at reasonable prices, cj'ii leave the work at my home on Garden st., Thompsonville, or with Mr. Vanhorn at the depot. I can be seen personally Wednesday and Friday evenings at home. A. R. Wrisley Windsor Locks, Conn. COAL! WOOD! I AM always ready to supply my large and fast increasing trade with the best of everything in my line. In my Coal Yard are all the best kinds of'coal, including Franklin, Humboldt, Sngar Loaf Lehigh, and the Best Grades of Blacksmith's Coal. I have in my WOOD YARD Oak) . Hickory, Pine, Chestnut, White | ^ Birch, etc., in any length. * ^ l f -i - ^i r I have seenred one of Hildretb's Patent Wood-Splitters, which is now ^ in working order, and maikes barrel ^ 'after barrel of Kindlings, which I. furnish to my patrons any length <le- * 1 by the basket or barrel—^26c |MP or 5 barrels for. $1. TEAMING done at.ceasoiH able.rates. - iiorders left at the Bridge Stoi* will receive taompt attention^! IStreet
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